Gradberry teaches recent grads career skills

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Do you feel that your college education hasn’t adequately prepared you for today’s job market? Then you might want to check out Gradberry, an online startup with a mission to train recent graduates in a variety of career skills, thereby making them more appealing to employers who are hiring:

Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap (

Gradberry offers courses to recent graduates who need to learn a new skill for the jobs that they’re applying to. And Gradberry also assists recent graduates who’ve already been hired, as their employers can sponsor them to take courses through Gradberry if they need a new skill for their job:

The way it works is that a company hires a recent graduate who looks promising, but lacks a requisite skill. For example, a marketing graduate could lack training in social media marketing. They take the online course, get a certificate and they should be better prepared for the job at hand.

In addition to these courses, Gradberry has a blog called The Fruit Bowl that contains articles offering career advice to college students and recent graduates. Helpful articles that appear on The Fruit Bowl include “5 Tips To Help Maximize Hiring Potential” and “5 Ways To Ensure Post-Graduate Employment.”

Gradberry was created by Iba Masood and Syed Ahmed, two recent graduates in the Middle East who, despite their college educations, had struggled to find jobs in the midst of high youth unemployment. (You can read all about the founding of Gradberry in this 2012 Huffington Post article that was written by Masood.)

It’s inspiring to hear of recent graduates who turned their frustration with the job market into something positive to help other recent graduates find employment. Hopefully, Gradberry’s services will give new graduates a competitive edge in the job market and make employers more eager to hire them.


About David

I'm an aspiring writer and filmmaker in my twenties. I also run a blog where twenty-somethings share their stories and advice on beginning a career in this economy. Check it out at

Posted on August 14, 2014, in News & views and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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